From the US Department of Energy, October 29, 2021: The US DOE announced $6 million for collaborative research in high energy physics that involves substantial collaboration with Japanese investigators. Research supported under this initiative is expected to include experimental work at DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) in Japan, as well as the study of rare particles produced at the SuperKEKB collider at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Japan.

Energy I-Corps supports teams of researchers and industry mentors for an intensive two-month training program where the researchers define technology value propositions, conduct customer discovery interviews, and develop viable market pathways for their technologies. Researchers return to the lab with a framework for industry engagement to guide future research and inform a culture of market awareness within the labs. Applicants apply to Energy I-Corps as a team, composed of a Principal Investigator (PI) with a commercially relevant technology, an Entrepreneurial…

From Building Design and Construction, October 26, 2021: Fermilab’s Industrial Center Building Addition has received Novel 20 recognition as a new construction envelope project that achieved 20 percent above a code baseline. Better Buildings Building Envelope Campaign honorees were recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy. The award honors building teams for their leadership in envelope performance.

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What if human analysis, combined with machine learning, could advance the study of the universe? The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Fermilab scientist Brian Nord a $2.5 million Early Career Research Award to explore that possibility. Nord has envisioned a new hybrid data-analysis method to undertake the project. It integrates the strengths of artificial intelligence and interpretations of statistics in ways that could potentially advance the studies of cosmology.